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Jetset

Jetset

Male, United States

"He who controls the past, commands the future. He who commands the future, conquers the past."

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Jetset

#2

Jetset commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

@Quorthon

"Anything the GamePad shows can be shown and largely done on a regular TV screen."

Well, to be fair, Nintendo Land is the one game that truly showed the potential of the Wii U GamePad. Luigi's Ghost Mansion being particularly noteworthy. I can't see that being done on any other platform other than Wii U. The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, Mario Chase, and Metroid Blast also did an excellent job of showing off what the GamePad was capable of. But yeah, there's few other examples.

Jetset

#3

Jetset commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Quorthon

Well said and very true, as usual. Let's hope Nintendo rights some of their wrongs this year and next year, maybe starting with their YouTube policies. All it's doing is hurting their reputation. Hard to watch, honestly. Take one of Angry Joe's most recent videos about how he's done with Nintendo videos. That sends a terrible message about Nintendo to the 1,900,000+ people subscribed to his channel.

Jetset

#5

Jetset commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

@Quorthon

Thought I'd reply on an old article, as it's doubtful anyone will see this.

I had no idea you guys made GravBlocks+. It had actually been on my wishlist a while back. I now have 59 indie games and counting on my Wii U alone, and never really got around to buying it until today. Also, I like your little alien Mii. :)

Well you guys definitely earned those 5 bucks. I like addictive puzzle games and always love supporting small indie studios. Will be looking forward to your next title for Wii U, and hope it garners more success.

Jetset

#7

Jetset commented on Nintendo Download: 9th April (Europe):

@Quorthon

Heh, I didn't even know you had a current one. What platform?

And yeah, you have quite the reputation here on Nintendo Life. :P Though I for one actually like what you have to say and despite my love for Nintendo I'm still open to logic. I'm not sure how many people would be interested here but I'd definitely like to check it out! Especially as an aspiring developer myself.

Jetset

#8

Jetset commented on Nintendo Download: 9th April (Europe):

@Quorthon

Very well said posts.

I won't be waiting for a price drop on Affordable Space Adventures, as the developers clearly deserve the asking price.

Any estimated launch window for your game? I'll make sure to give it a buy if/when you guys port it over to Wii U.

Jetset

#11

Jetset commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders ...:

@Quorthon

I personally don't like talking with people I don't know over voice chat, but I can see how that would be a deal-breaker for some. Luckily amiibo are just used to unlock aesthetic items and they don't actually affect gameplay or lock extra game modes.

Edit: Nevermind. Weapons and missions are apparently locked behind amiibo.

Jetset

#12

Jetset commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

@Quorthon

It's really too bad that the GCN was home to so many fresh and innovative ideas, yet it remains Nintendo's worst-selling console. If anything, I would think this would make Nintendo want to stay away from trying new things, and instead stick with familiar concepts.

Metroid Prime was, as you said, a great evolution of the franchise, not to mention one of the best-looking games of the time. Nintendo was at the top of their game in terms of software innovation and quality, yet the sales were disappointingly dismal in comparison to the unstoppable PS2. I personally like the GCN's design, but in the scope of things it contributed to it's poor sales. If it looked as "serious" as the PS2 hardware, I'm sure sales would have been much higher, instead of the infamous "lunchbox" design that came off to many as being "kiddie".

I think we're in for a surprise with NX; it will make for a very interesting next generation, especially for Nintendo. If they create a powerful system, one that could rival the PS5 and whatever is next for Xbox, hardware that looks appealing, and a decent software lineup at launch (and GET 3rd parties back on board), Nintendo could make a comeback. But with the announcement that it will be about "new ways to play", is a worrisome remark. I still have hope that Nintendo will make the right decisions and show what they are truly capable of with the NX. Ultimately, time will tell.

Jetset

#16

Jetset commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@Quorthon

Thank you! I can't tell you how annoying it is when people write-off Wikipedia and claim it is not a valid source when there are clear references at the bottom of every page and, as you said, they have set high standards for themselves and monitor their content extensively.

Jetset

#18

Jetset commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@Quorthon

I really respect and admire your interest and knowledge of the video game industry. I've read many of your posts, and I enjoyed hearing what you had to say. I always like good debates, and it's great seeing other people that have just as much passion about the industry as I do.

Jetset

#19

Jetset commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@Quorthon

My original reply was concerning the PS4's exclusive content, not overall library. The PS4 has a strong overall library. But when most of that library can be found on PC, the PS4 suddenly offers very little. I wanted Advanced Warfare to be released for Wii U, and was disappointed when I found out it would be skipping it. But, I can get it for PC. When most of the PS4's content can be found on PC, the PS4 becomes a redundant system due to it's severely lackluster 1st party selection.

Sales do not always translate to value. Most of the non-gaming community does not even know what a Wii U is. Many people know what a PS4 is. People naturally gravitate toward things that are familiar. If every consumer had a clear understanding of the 1st party content that each console had to offer before making a purchase, I guarantee sales would not be as they were now. Then again, many people do not even bother researching their options before they purchase a new console, and instead of even considering or understanding a Wii U, they go straight for the PS4 due to it's familiarity to them. Nintendo's poor marketing has partly led to this.

The Wii U has a strong lineup of 1st party content. The PS4 has a weak lineup of 1st party content. The PS4 pales in comparison to the PC, and Wii U, in terms of exclusive content.

Oh believe me, I see the merits of the PS4. I even heavily considered purchasing one at one point. But there is simply no need when I can play almost it's entire library on PC. One great exclusive is not enough to warrant a purchase, and just because the sheep flock to one console, does not translate to "it is better value". The ignorant and unknowledgeable always surrender to hype and familiarity, not even pausing to consider other options.

You've worked at Best Buy and GameStop before. If anyone should know this, it should be you.

Jetset

#20

Jetset commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@Quorthon

"I understand that people love the Wii U--I like the Wii U, but it does not captivate me, I do not love it, and little there draws my attention, while it seems that every week the PS4 feels more amazing and useful."

Oh really, how so? I'd love for you to elaborate, because the only good thing the PS4 has going for it right now is Bloodborne. That's literally it's only "good" exclusive. Infamous is okay, but arguably nothing special.

I recommend watching this; this guy knows what he's talking about. He explains why the Wii U is the better deal and value over the PS4, and he doesn't do any of the fanboy crap. Just the facts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36F3rxHRlE4

But really though... "every week the PS4 feels more amazing and useful."

...How??

It's totally fine if you enjoy the PS4, but that statement sounds more than a bit ludicrous.

Jetset

#23

Jetset commented on Mewtwo And Lucas Confirmed As Super Smash Bros...:

@May_Nyan Ice Climbers were my mains in Brawl. It's disappointing they didn't make it, but it was for a reason. Apparently the Nintendo 3DS didn't have the processing power to have two characters being controlled at once. So it looks like it's impossible for them to join, considering Nintendo wants the character rosters to be exactly the same for both versions. While it's too bad they didn't make it, I use Pac-Man as my main now. My favorite video game character, was extremely surprised when I first found out he was joining the battle.

Jetset

#25

Jetset commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

@Quorthon "the NX will determine if they return to form or if they become a third party software maker."

Not sure I'm understanding you there. From everything I've heard, Nintendo is no where near the possibility of becoming a 3rd-party developer, and one console alone couldn't possibly do that considering Nintendo's financial position. They operate debt-free (something few companies can claim) and could run a deficit for 38 years before going bankrupt (as the article below states). The GCN sold poorly and the Wii U is selling poorly compared to the competitors, and even when considering the possibility that the NX might be unsuccessful, Nintendo wouldn't come close to the point of becoming 3rd-party.

This article sums it up nicely: http://wiiudaily.com/2014/03/nintendo-not-doomed/

In fact, Nintendo Life had an article on this at one point: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/03/nintendo_reportedly_has_8128_billion_yen_in_the_bank

I might be missing something, and if I am I'd be glad to hear it.

Jetset

#30

Jetset commented on LEGO Jurassic World Teaser Trailer and Snippet...:

@SebPlays Yeah, that was disappointing. I still have memories playing Bionicle Heroes on the GCN. Great game in my opinion. It's a shame LEGO moved on, the series had a lot of potential. Would have been awesome to see a Bionicle Heroes 2, or at least some other kind of Bionicle third-person shooter, but alas, seems the franchise is dead. :(

Jetset

#34

Jetset commented on Mario Party 10:

I'm seeing a lot of negativity here about Mario Party 10 sticking with the vehicle mechanic from Mario Party 9. I grew up playing the series with the classic gameplay of everyone moving separately around the board and it's one of my favorite series of all-time, but I'm also open to change and fully welcomed the fresh, unique twist Mario Party 9 brought. Mario Party 9 innovated, Nintendo tried something different, and I think it worked out perfectly.

Yes, it's different, but that doesn't make it bad. I've had just as much fun playing Mario Party 9 as I've had with every other installment in the series. Just give it a chance, be willing to adapt, and you can have a great time.

And now with Mario Party 10, the series can be enjoyed in HD for the first time. I can't wait to see what the game has to offer in the coming months.

Jetset

#36

Jetset commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

Mario Party 10 is my most anticipated game of 2015. I loved Mario Party 9 and I think it was a great step forward for the series, not to mention a fresh remodel of the core gameplay. And now the series will be in glorious high definition for the first time on Wii U; can't wait. ;)

Runner-ups are Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, Splatoon, and SteamWorld Heist. 2015 is truly going to be a great year for the Wii U.

Jetset

#37

Jetset commented on Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day T...:

@Nashew I've never seen the term "Wiimote" used in any of Nintendo's games. Even on the warning screen it says Wii Remote. In fact I haven't seen them use Wiimote anywhere. So yeah, the official term is Wii Remote, it's just people like to say Wiimote. I really can't stand it either. :P

Jetset

#38

Jetset commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:

@TheWiiUGamer No, they aren't making a new console. -_-

They're simply working on ideas for new hardware systems.

It will be about 4 more years until Nintendo's next home console is released, assuming the Wii U's lifespan reaches 6 years, which I have no doubt it will. Who knows, this generation could last longer that previous generations have.

Time will tell.

Jetset

#41

Jetset commented on Wii U YouTube Application Receives An Update, ...:

@Shy_Guy Exactly. Accessing YouTube on the Wii U Internet Browser is much better than using the actual application itself.

In the YouTube application, I can't even look at every video in a playlist if there's more than a certain amount. And the auto-play feature can't be turned off. Personally, the fact that you can't see every video in a playlist kills the purpose of using it.

You also can't choose video quality in the application as far as I know.

Jetset

#43

Jetset commented on Mario Party 10:

I'm really excited for this. I love Mario Party 9, and Mario Party 10 is looking even better. And now the series can be enjoyed in HD for the first time ever.

I like that Mario Party 9 introduced a new style of gameplay. It was a fresh new take on the series, and I really enjoy it. I like the old style of gameplay just as much, but I also like that Mario Party 9 innovated. Things change, and I think Mario Party 9 was a great step forward for the series.

Jetset

#47

Jetset commented on Review: Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U):

@olander4 I have Spyro's Adventure and Giants for Wii and I've experienced significant framerate issues with both of them. However I have SWAP Force for Wii U and haven't experienced any framerate issues playing it. I'm assuming Trap Team should perform perfectly just as SWAP Force does on Wii U. On Wii is another story though.

Game should play great but if you're looking for specifics I'm not sure if it's 30 or 60. I would think 30, but I might be wrong.

Jetset

#49

Jetset commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Incl...:

@Turbo857 Agreed. I really like Olimar. It's all about knowing how to play with his specific play style. I just have to get used to him with only 3 Pikmin and his new up special. His Pikmin are plucked in a set order of color now. I like the improvements made, I just have to practice now.